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Rail Service Competition Council

Subcommittees

Agriculture

The Agriculture subcommittee of the Montana Rail Service Competition Council works to enhance cost-effective rail services for the export of agricultural commodities.

Subcommittee Members
Chair Eric Doheny Montana Rail Link
Director Ron de Yong Dept. of Agriculture
Greg Stordahl Dept. of Agriculture
Kim Falcon Dept. of Agriculture
Ben Tiller Dept. of Agriculture
Andre Giles Montana Flour and Grains
Frank Schoonover Montana Wheat and Barley Committee
Barbara Ranf BNSF Railway
Terry Whiteside Whiteside & Associates
Chris Dorrington Dept. of Transportation

Energy Shipping (Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, etc.)

This subcommittee of the Montana Rail Service Competition Council works to ensure that rail transportation enables Montana's energy resources to most competitively reach markets in the U.S. and around the world.

Subcommittee Members
Chair/Commissioner John Grewell Carbon County
John Rogers Governor's Office of Economic Development
Director Mike Tooley Dept. of Transportation
Director Mike Kadas Dept. of Revenue
Terry Whiteside Whiteside & Associates
Todd O'Hair Cloud Peak Energy
Chris Dorrington Dept. of Transportation

Economic Development Subcommittee

The Economic Development Subcommittee of the Rail Service Competition Council was established to utilize existing port and rail facilities to expand business operations and stimulate economic development in Montana. The subcommittee focuses on enhancing market access for the state's commodities, improving access to available intermodal rail services, promoting Montana shippers and receivers, and developing additional business opportunities and resources for Montana shippers, receivers, and transportation providers.

Subcommittee Members
Chair Kathy Fasso Port of Montana
Walt Ainsworth Watkins & Shepard Trucking
John Rogers Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Maia LaSalle BNSF Railway
Jim Lewis Montana Rail Link
Terry Whiteside Whiteside & Associates
Chris Dorrington Dept. of Transportation